Aug. 4th, 1976
Kym Johnson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles
Kym Johnson (born August 4, 1976) is an Australian professional ballroom dancer, and television performer. Johnson lives in Sydney, NSW, Australia, but as of 2006 is based in California for Dancing with the Stars.
Johnson began dancing at the age of three. She began ballroom dancing at 13 years old. In 1998, she and her partner, Lithuanian Tomas Atkocevicius, placed second at the Australian Dancesport Championships in the Open Amateur Modern Ballroom. They also were finalists as the U.K. Ballroom Championships at Blackpool. She retired from competitive ballroom dance in 2001, but continued dancing on stage.
Since 2001, she has appeared in a number of events and films, including: Burn the Floor- a touring ballroom dance production, performing at Elton John's 50th Birthday party, dancing at the Blade Runner launch party, and dancing in the film Strictly Ballroom.
For Season 9, Kym was paired with 'Donny Osmond'. Donny and Kym were crowned the champions on 24 November 2009, making Kym the only dance professional to have won the title in two different countries. During this season, Kym wrote a Behind the Scenes, blog of her experiences.
Along with 'Maksim Chmerkovskiy' and 'Ashly DelGrosso-Costa', Kym appears in the DVD Dancing With The Stars: Cardio Dance.
In 2013 Johnson appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (season 3) but got fired on the fourth week as the losing project manager.
Johnson is currently serving as a judge on the 13th season of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.
- Former Australian and South Pacific Ballroom Champion
- Brought a 'sheridan sheet' as her one item she "cannot live without" for her stint on _"Celebrity Survivor" (2006)_ (qv)
- Has the eye condition, Strabismus, in which both eyes are not properly aligned with each other.
- Won the second season of the hit Australian variety/reality series _"Dancing with the Stars" (2004)_ (qv) with her celebrity partner, 'Tom Williams (XVII)' (qv).
- Watched _The Blue Lagoon (1980)_ (qv) on top of a visit a Sydney Scouts club in preparation for the reality show, _"Celebrity Survivor" (2006)_ (qv). She was voted off the island first.